THOMAS KING TAKES G.G. AWARD FOR FICTION

Nov 18, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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This year’s winners of the Governor-General’s Literary Awards have been announced by the Canada Council.

Guelph author Thomas King has won the $25,000 prize for his novel “The Back of the Turtle.”

It’s been quite a year for King.

In March, he won the RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction for “The Inconvenient Indian.”     That was also worth $25,000.

The non-fiction prize goes to Michael Harris for “The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection.”

2014 was a year for young authors.

24-year-old Raziel Reid has  become the youngest-ever winner of the Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Literature for “When Everything Feels Like the Movies.”

And 26-year-old Jordan Tannahill of Toronto becomes the youngest Drama winner for “Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays.”

 

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